S23  Projeto de Sistemas Mecānicos
 
 Title:
PILOT PROJECT OF FMEA IMPLEMENTATION IN A MACHINE TOOLS COMPANY
 
Summary :
ABSTRACT: FAILURE MODE AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS (FMEA) IS A METHOD WIDELY USED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. IT IS APPLIED TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL FAILURES IN PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES. ALTHOUGH THE EXISTING BENEFITS OF ITS APPLICATION, IT IS NOT EXTENSIVELY USED IN OTHER INDUSTRIAL SECTORS. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A PILOT STUDY OF FMEA IMPLEMENTATION IN A MACHINE TOOLS COMPANY. IT IS A BRAZILIAN COMPANY WHICH PRODUCES MACHINE TOOLS AND IRON CASTING COMPONENT AND IT IS ISO 9001 CERTIFIED. TO IDENTIFY FAILURES IN ITS PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES, THE COMPANY HAS INITIALLY INTRODUCED A FAILURE ANALYSIS METHOD CALLED "THE EIGHT STEPS", BASED ON CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTIONS. HOWEVER, THE ACHIEVED RESULTS WERE NOT SATISFACTORY. FROM 1998, IT WAS DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT FMEA. THE INITIAL RESULTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT THIS IS A TIME SAVING METHOD ENABLING TO A BETTER FAILURE ANALYSIS UNDERSATNDING. KEY WORDS: FAILURE ANALYSIS, FMEA, ISO 9000. 
 
Author :
Cauchick Miguel, Paulo Augusto
Vasconcellos Junior, José Paulo Cabral de
 
 
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